Molde tours

Molde — the town of Roses and Jazz!

Molde was granted city status in 1742. The city continued to grow throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, becoming a centre for the Norwegian textile and garment industry.

The many lush and flowering rose gardens have given this lovely fjord town its label «The City of Roses». Home to 25,000 inhabitants, Molde is the administrative centre and commercial hub of Møre og Romsdal county. It offers a fabulous mountain panorama view and a relatively mild climate. 

Molde hosts the oldest annual Jazz festival in Europe. Every year, thousands of jazz enthusiasts turn every corner of the city into a week-long music celebration during the Molde International Jazz festival. Moldejazz is the second oldest jazz festival in Europe, as well as the most important one in Norway. It was founded in 1961.

The festival is organized every year in July on the 29th week of the yearMoldejazz with the prestigious status of hosting «The hub festival», is a foundation, with a permanent administration that works year-round.

 During the 6 hectic days of the festival, approximately 120 concerts are hosted were 500 artists play, and nearly 60,000 people visit Molde during the festival week.

Molde was from the start a main cruise port in the western fjords of Norway, kaiser Wilhelm II visited Molde every year and the kaiser called the pleasant small town «Nice of the North».

Choose Molde Sightseeing Tour

Loop through the area’s stunningly beautiful countryside on scenic highways that include the crazy Atlantic Ocean Road.

The famous Atlantic Road has National Tourist Route status. It unites several small islands scattered across the Atlantic Ocean. The dreadful road consists of 8 bridges, a few causeways, 4 viewpoints, and even contains several cod fishing spots.

The longest bridge stretches over 260 m and is called Storseisundet Bridge (Storseisundbrua), but also referred to as the «road to nowhere». When you ride up the bridge, at some point it actually seems to end up with a precipice. It is also named a «drunken bridge» due to its twists, arches, and dips.

The Atlantic Road stops on the island Averoy and smoothly passes into the Romantic Road. This road leads to the picturesque village Bud.

Choose this tour to discover Molde region with a comfort, in your own tempo, with attentive local guide.

Duration approx. 5hours

Price for private tour 1-4 people – 8 000NOK

In this tour you will:

  • discover passion Atlantic Road;
  • admire panoramic view over Molde, Rumsdal peninsula, 222 picks of Trolls mountains and fjords;
  • explore downtown of Molde

 

Itinerary:

  • Molde town, meeting point according to an appointment Malmefjorden — photostop, enjoy emerald meadows and spectacular mouth of the fjord.
  • We proceed a high mountain region with Marble mines, the village Eide. Listen to stories and legends from these places.
  • Island Averoy, the start of the Atlantic Road.
  • Riding The Atlantic Road with a few stops for memorable photos.
  • Continue traveling by Romantic Road along picturesque Atlantic coastline with amazing fishing villages.
  • Village Bud — random Norwegian capital in 1533 just for 3 weeks. Optionally — lunch in one old fish tavern.
  • Varden the Molde Panorama viewpoint. Enjoy views of the city, fjords, archipelagos, and 222 snow peaks.
  • Molde downtown, short walking tour